Chris Danley, May You Keep On Inkin’ & Ridin’ in Peace

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On July 27, 2014, at close to 1am, a motorcycle accident occurred on the North Shore of Oahu, that took the life of Tattoo Artist Christopher Danley.  Chris was pronounced dead on the scene, so at the very least, his suffering did not last long.

“He was good lad and this is very sad.” Shared Tattoo Adam, Owner of 434 Tattoo.

Chris was Owner of a tattoo shop in the historic location where tattoo icon Sailor Jerry once worked out of, Old Ironside Tattoo.  With Chris watching from above, the show must go on with the Grand Opening of the shop taking place on July 31. The date of the event was set earlier and will continue in honor of the history there and to commemorate Chris.

For more info about the grand opening, visit the shop event page on Facebook here.

Though this loss will be felt by the Hawaii tattoo community here and Chris’ loved ones, at least his Soul has been set free.

Here’s to you, Bro!  Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

 

 

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Body Art Expo in Pomona California

What’s up Tattoo Lovers?

Tattoo Adam is in Pomona, California at the Body Art Expo, which began on July 25 and runs through July 27th!

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Having developed a love of the Asian style of tattooing after seeing a spread about the subject in a tattoo magazine at a young age, Adam has come to specialize in a variety of tattoo styles inclduing Asian tattoos, Polynesian tattoos, Hawaiian custom tattoos, freehand tattoos, Old School, New School, and more!  Catching him in Pomona, CA, is a great opportunity to get a custom piece by the tattoo artist himself, who has 22 years of experience!

Can’t make it to Pomona, but find yourself reading this?  Adam will be back and have a booth at the upcoming Pacific Ink and Art Expo, the third annual Hawaii Tattoo Convention, which runs from August 1 – 3.

Just look for the name of our Waikiki tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo!

Any questions?  Feel free to stop in our tattoo shop in Honolulu, Hawaii, located at 434 Ena Rd.  Our talented team has decades of experience and is more than happy to help you find the best piece for you.  From tons of tattoo flash to select from and creating some of the best custom tattoos in Hawaii, we’ll get you covered!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

Hawaii Tattoo Convention 2014

The Pacific Ink and Art Expo 2014 is right around the corner and our Waikiki tattoo studio 434 Tattoo will be there!

Having enjoyed the tattoo convention circuit last year, 434 Tattoo Owner and President Tattoo Adam  is hitting the road to tattoo before returning home to Hawaii and taking part in the third year of the Pacific Ink and Art Expo.

Check out this article about last year’s Hawaii Tattoo Convention.

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First up, Adam will be returning to his former stomping grounds and tattooing in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 19 & 20.  Following up the time in Sin City, Adam is heading to California and will be at the 2014 Body Art Expo, which is billed as the World’s largest tattoo convention and hold events year round! baeTopLogo

 

Over 300 artists from around the world will be on hand for this multi-day event running from July 25 – 27.  If you will be Las Vegas or California during this time, be sure to check our own Hawaii Tattoo Artist, Adam Siehr!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Editorial: Honolulu Police Chief Bans Tattoos

“When they say that you have to cover up your tattoos or we’re not going to hire you because of tattoos, they’re looking at it from a very Western perspective,” tattoo artist (Keone) Nunes says. from here

Looks like the freedom and acceptance of visible tattoos in Hawaii is getting pulled over…

Recently, the Honolulu Chief of Police, Louis Kealoha, placed a ban on visible tattoos for police officers. Tattoos are no longer allowed to be visible on police officers in Honolulu and officers will have the option to remove, wear makeup, or long-sleeved uniforms to cover them up.  Interestingly enough, the chief himself has a tattoo that is covered up, which is fascinating if you think about.

As tattoos gain more mainstream acceptance (just look at the number of 2014 World Cup athletes sporting sleeves and other visible tattoos), there are still battles here and there that remind us that many people are conflicted over the professionalism of tattoos.  While it can be argued that many people get tattoos just because, the vast majority of tattooed individuals get something that is meaningful and personal.  While tattoos may be similar, no two tattoos are alike and are they are unique expressions of the individual who wears them.

A tattoo can be a souvenir of a trip.  It can be a memory with a loved one.  It can be an impulse, spur of the moment enjoyment (or regret) that signifies a period of time in someone’ Life.  Tattoos can mean many things.  But do they really mean someone with a tattoo is unprofessional?  Or unable to perform a job?

Cultural practitioner Keone Nunes (quoted above) shares his view about the “Western” take on tattoos.  In Polynesian cultural and here with Hawaiian tattoos, such as the type Nunes applies, the piece has great meaning.  It borders on the line of spiritual and in America, freedom of religious practice still applies last we checked.

Anyhow, today HPD is doing what it is doing and that could change.  Hopefully, other organizations won’t follow suit and reverse the trend of acceptance that is becoming more widespread as time passes.

Tattoo Care in the Summer

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Summer’s here!  That means a variety of things for many different people!  It’s a time to get outdoors, enjoy family, friends, and fun all over!  It’s also hotter than usual and trips to the beach, especially in places like Hawaii become very common.  As tempting as it is to just jump in the water, remember that the sun can do damage to your skin, and if your tattooed, not only are the ultraviolet rays cause for concern regarding sunburn and if prolonged even skin cancer, your ink can be in harm’s way!

“The sun is the number one enemy of your tattoos.”  Tattoo Adam, owner of Waikiki tattoo studio 434 Tattoo shares.

The sun can make your tattoos fade and all that time, money, pain runs the risk of being for not!  But fear not, for there are a number of things you can do.

1. Wear Sunscreen.  This is a given for anyone who will be in the sun for a period of time, tattooed or not.  Sunburn sucks and skin cancer is no joke, so lather up, the higher the SPF, the better.  Don’t worry, health is better than a tan.

2. Cover up.  It might not be cool to wear a shirt at the beach or the park but bring an umbrella, create shade, wear a hat.  Do whatever you can to help your skin.  Your older self will thank you!

3. Don’t go out in peak sun hours.  The peak time for UV rays to wreak havoc on your body is between 10a – 3p.  Do your best to stay out of the sun during the time.  In addition to the heat and the sun’s impact on your skin, your body also dehydrates, so if you’re in the sun during times when it’s not as hot, you will stay hydrated and feel better longer.  Which leads to…

4. Drink water!  Salt water dehydrates.  It’s science or something.  Or if it isn’t, just trust us.  It does.  Factor in that Hawaii is close to the Equator and intense rays and humidity and well, dehydration happens.  Drink water as often as you can.  Remember caffeine dehydrates, so does alcohol, so for every coffee, energy drink, and beer, replenish with water.  You’ll feel better and believe it or not, your skin will be more hydrated…

With that, the ball is in your court, players and playettes!  Take care of yourself, your skin, and both your health and tattoos will be stoked for Life!

See you at the beach and hopefully at our tattoo studio in Waikiki!  We’re open everyday from morning til late in the evening and we are happy to assist you in getting a custom tattoo in Hawaii!

Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

Have Tattoos Will Travel… Recap

 

 

 

Tattoo Adam has returned to our Waikiki tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo, after a trip to Japan. Adam is back and ready for the summer and to ink you up with your newest custom tattoo design idea!

Below are some more photos from the adventure in Japan, which included some spiritual nourishment (for a previous traveling adventure, read about Thai Buddhist Tattoo Monks here!), spending time with the Master Japanese Tattoo Artist, Horiyoshi III, and making new friends!

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For an overall recap of the the recent Have Tattoos Will Travel series:

Pt. 1

Pt. 2

And for more fun stories, stop by and talk to the man in person!  Our Hawaii tattoo shop is open 7 days a week from 10a-10p and is led by Adam, a tattoo artist with over 22 years of experience in the field!

Consultations are free so make an appointment, especially during the summer when business is in the busy season.

Mahalo and we’ll see ya soon!